Francis Marion Bennett III
RICHMOND – Francis Marion Bennett III (Frank), 83, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Richmond Place Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness.
A native of Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late John C.F. and Foster Taliaferro Bennett. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jack, Billy and James Bennett.
He spent seven years of his childhood with his family in Puerto Rico before attending Virginia Episcopal School and graduating from Warsaw High School, Warsaw, Va. He attended The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., before volunteering to join the armed forces in Korea. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded during the Battle for the Punchbowl in North Korea on Sept. 11, 1951. After a nine-month recovery in a military hospital, Mr. Bennett started his career with Commercial Solvents in Horse Cave, Ky.
His long career included positions in Lexington, St. Louis, Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., Naugatuck, Conn., and Glasgow. For the last 20 years of his career, he was President and CEO of Southern Explosives Corporation, Glasgow, and afterwards retired to Lexington.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sue Barbara Gaines Bennett; his daughter, Kay Foster Bennett Saffari (Behnam Saffari); his son, Frank Gaines Bennett (Jill Peterson Bennett); and four grandchildren, Cyrus Saffari, Susie Saffari, Katherine Bennett and Francis Marion Bennett IV.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street, Lexington, and from 10 to 12 noon Friday, Dec. 21, at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster, Ky.
The funeral will be at 12 noon Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home, with burial immediately after in Lancaster Cemetery. The family requests donations to the U.S. Marines Wounded Warrior Regiment in lieu of flowers.
Francis Marion Bennett III
Michael Edward Tubbs, 53, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time for services at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home.
Allene Isenberg Wood, 89, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Louise Froggett, 94, of Edmonton
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Searoba “Robie” Lawson, 71, of Munfordville
Funeral services for Searoba “Robie” Lawson will be 5 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with burial in Munfordville Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Virginia Elizabeth Sparks Bowles, 93, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben), of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.
Artie Marie Puckett, 89, of Munfordville
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 31, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 1, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Ben Benningfield and Rev. Scott Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville City Cemetery, Munfordville.
Robert "Norman" Decker, 88, of Park City
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Brooks Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at the church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Bro. Junior Shirley, Bro. Jack Srygler and Bro. Randall Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Barbara J. Morris, 82, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Christine Duke Driver, 91, Glasgow
Arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
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